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Carvertise Reviews: $100/Month to Drive?

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Carvertise is a company I have mentioned before, briefly in my earn money advertising on your car post.  It’s a company that works a lot like one I wrote about before, Wrapify.

Simply put, they pay you to wrap your car with an advertisement and then drive around town as you normally would.  You may have noticed their “job ads” on the many job search portals such as LinkedIn.

If you want to earn a passive income in the tune of $100+ per month, it may be one to consider.  However, like Wrapify, don’t plan on getting rich in doing this.  Instead, you may be lucky enough to make a few hundred for the year.  Hey, money is money though, right?

Carvertise Review

If you like the idea of wrapping your car and getting paid to do so, then Carvertise may be a company to consider.  It’s one of the many out there.

As in all of my reviews, I’m always honest, to the point and would never recommend a company I personally wouldn’t use.  I also test everything before I review it so that you can get a first-hand perspective.

With all of that out of the way, let’s jump in and see if Carvertise is worth the join.

What is Carvertise?

According to the official website, Carvertise is said to be America’s largest rideshare advertising company.  And, since 2012, the company has help top brands across the country in a memorable way, such Draft Kings, Amazon, and 7-11, to name a few.  Powered by high-mileage drivers, they are said to be revolutionizing the ways brands communicate your message.

To date, they are working in more than 75 markets, with more than 550,000 drivers in their database.  Over the years, they have launched thousands of campaigns, promising drivers money every month in exchange for using your car as an advertising tool.

Since the company’s founding in Wilmington, Delaware, they have expanded to more popular markets such as Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles and still continue to expand to this day.

While this can sound like a hefty promise, is it worth your time, even though the company is legit?

Signing Up for Carvertise

To become a “driver” with Carvertise, they ask that you fill out the very simple driver application directly on their site.  This will ask for your name, email and phone number, at first, and then a few details about the car you drive as well as where you live on the next page.  They also want to know if you’re a rideshare driver of sorts.  Being a rideshare driver isn’t required, however.

Before you sign up, do know that there are qualifications, including the following…

  • you must drive at least 30 miles a day
  • have a clean driving record
  • own a 2008 or newer car
  • factory finish paint job

As long as you meet these qualifications, then you can sign up with no problems.  As you can see, these qualifications aren’t much.

In doing this, Carvertise just says they will email you once you’ve matched with a campaign in your area.

There’s not much to it, other than adding your name and hoping for the best.  Unlike Wrapify, where you can at least log into an app and see how many miles you have logged as well as current campaigns, they don’t let you do any of this.

As a tip, I would recommend you check out the cities they currently work in to know that you may qualify for a future campaign.

How Does It Work?

The premise is simple.  You sign up, as mentioned prior, and then wait for them to match you to a current campaign.  When a campaign needs someone like you, then they will contact you and ask if you’re interested in the project.  In this detail, they will explain what’s expected of you, the pay as well as the advertiser you’re working with.

If you do accept the gig, then they will wrap your car at their expense and pay you every month through direct deposit.  In the end, your wrap is removed and you can then wait for another campaign to pop up.

After you sign up, all I can recommend is waiting for them to email you a campaign invite.  Like the many research companies I mention, how many campaigns you do receive will greatly depend on your demographics, such as where you live and how many miles you drive.  Also, being a rideshare driver can help as well as they know you may drive more than the average person.

Keep in mind that you can deny any campaign sent to you.

How Much Can I Earn With Carvertise?

According to the company, the standard payment tends to be $100 a month, but some of the more specialized campaigns will pay up to $200 a month.  This range is rare, however.

Aside from driving around town and getting paid, they also offer additional opportunities to make money, such as parking your car in a certain place at a certain time.  In doing this, the pay rate can be as much as $30 per hour.

Again, don’t expect to get rich, but if you don’t mind driving around an advertisement, then it is one of the best ways to get paid technically doing nothing but driving as you normally would.

When Do I Get Paid?

All drivers get paid at the beginning of the month via direct deposit.

If a car gets wrapped between the 1st and 15th, then you get paid the beginning of the next month.  However, if it’s wrapped after the 15th until the end of the month, then you will get paid the subsequent month.

The Pros and Cons

As in all of my reviews, I love to gather up both the pros and cons and list them in a nice, easy-to-read format.  Listed below, I scoured the web and here’s what I found:

The Pros

  • it’s free to join
  • passive income if accepted
  • easy money (up to $200/month)
  • aside from driving, you can make money parking your car

The Cons

  • only open to 75 markets
  • not too many campaigns
  • a lot more drivers than campaigns in the database
  • need to dedicate some time to get your car wrapped

The Carvertise Check Scam

Like Wrapify, there are a lot of scammers out there tarnishing the Carvertise name using a very popular check scamming scheme.

And, how it works is that they will send you a check at random, asking you to cash this check and then send a portion of it to someone else.  This “person” is who will wrap your car and get you paid.  As these check scams go, the check will bounce and you are then out the money you sent out.

If you receive a check from Carvertise, DO NOT CASH IT.  This does not come from Carvertise as they will only pay you via direct deposit once you’re in the system.

So, if you have never even put your name in the system, it’s not coming from Carvertise.  In fact, they don’t even pay their drivers with a check, so it’s best to ignore it.

Final Thoughts

There’s not much promise in Carvertise, but if you want to add your name to their database, I say go for it.  Just don’t expect to make much nor get an invite in the next year.  While I’m not saying it won’t happen, the odds just seem to be very slim in succeeding.  As long as you have this mindset, you won’t get upset, I suppose.

While it’s a great way to make a passive income driving as you normally would, thousands of others want to do the same, leaving you competing with them.

Now, I will leave it up to you, as I normally do.

Have you ever tried Carvertise?

Did you get selected?

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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